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Poster: adamantane Date: Jun 21, 2014 3:37pm
Forum: texts Subject: Dewey Decimalize the books of the Internet Archive

I love to go to libraries, always have. It's wonderful to walk through the aisles browsing books. It's a great way to discover new subjects that you might not immediately be interested in. I was wondering if we could do that for all the books in the Internet Archive. It would make it possible to browse the books here on the site, making it into an online library. I understand that the DDC is a propietary system, maybe they would cut a deal and make it free to use an older version of thier system? As it stands now, it is really only possible to look up the exact book for want. One can also input subjects which is ok but not a real browse. The human mind is so plastic i feel like im looking at a forest through a microscope using the search tool on the Internet Archive. If we could Dewey decimalize the thing it would became so much more useful. Anyway, I was hoping to contact somebody who works at the site.

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jun 23, 2014 7:30am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Dewey Decimalize the books of the Internet Archive

Have you seen openlibrary.org? It's a project of Internet Archive. They have fields for a lot of numbers, I suspect Dewy might be one.

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